Stephen Gambino

Obituaries Stephen Gambino

Mr. Gambino, 66, of Long Branch died May 16 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in New York City, he moved to Long Branch 11 years ago. He was a machinist at Wheelock Signals, Long Branch, for several years. Mr. Gambino served with the U.S. Army as a military policeman during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oakhurst section of Ocean Township. He was an avid fisherman. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Gambino. Mr. Gambino is survived by his mother, Evelyn Graziano Gambino of Oakhurst; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Joe Flannery of Oakhurst, and Rae and Lacy Harris of Wilmington, N.C.; a stepson, Eric Flynn of Long Branch; two step-grandchildren; and three nieces. A graveside service was held at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. The Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch, was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Sklinar

Miss Sklinar, 50, of Long Branch died May 13 at Gateway Care Center, Eatontown. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a lifelong resident of Long Branch. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Helen Lizrenas Sklinar. She is survived by a brother, John E. Sklinar of West Long Branch. Interment was at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown. Ar­rangements were by Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch.

Frederick A. Evans

Mr. Evans, 78, of Wellington, Fla., and formerly Long Branch, died May 19 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Born and raised in Long Branch, he resided in West Long Branch prior to moving to Wellington in 1999. Mr. Evans was an assistant vice president at First Fidelity Bank, Long Branch, retiring is 1982. He served in the Merchant Marine in the Pacific and European theaters, and the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, including two tests of the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll, where he was aboard the ship nearest to the tests. He was a member of the Shriners, at the Salaam Shrine in Livingston and the Amara Shrine in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; the Free and Accepted Masons, Matawan Lodge 192; and Scottish Rite of Lake Worth, Fla. Mr. Evans is survived by his wife of 46 years, Arline Bjorkner Evans; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Jeffrey Winterbauer of Wellington, Fla., and Beverly and Kevin Carden of Bel Air, Md.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Frank Fariello of Palo Alto, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services well be announced at a later date and are under the direction of Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.

Marie "Claire" Gavini Fairchild

Mrs. Fairchild, 82, of the West Keansburg section of Hazlet, died May 21 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Newark, she resided in West Keansburg for more than 25 years. She was a retired store manager at Thrift Bakers, where she was a longtime employee. Mrs. Fairchild was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 194 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2179 Ladies Auxiliary, Port Monmouth section of Middletown. She was also a member of the Senior Center Association of Keansburg, Bayshore Center of Holmdel, and Cullen Center Senior Citizens Club, Hazlet. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Arnold Gavini of West Keansburg, and William and Gale Gavini of Harrison; a daughter, Karen Gavini of Long Branch; a brother, Joseph Fairchild of North Haledon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg. Entombment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, N.J. Affiliate Memorial Program, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902-430.

Catherine S. Morrell

Mrs. Morrell, 91, of Holmdel, died May 21 in Holmdel. Born in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, she had lived in Matawan for 60 years before moving to Holmdel. She was a teacher for the Matawan School District for 40 years before her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Matawan; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Keyport; and Club 60, Matawan. Mrs. Morrell was predeceased by her husband, James Morrell, in 1991. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George and Yve Morrell of Duluth, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Morrell Ojamaa and Ty Ojamaa of Keyport; a brother and sister-in-law, Watson and Ginny Stillwaggon of Eatontown; five grandchildren; and one nephew. Interment took place at Rosehill Cemetery, Matawan. The Bedle Funeral Home, Matawan, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Matawan, 45 Main St., Matawan 07747.